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surrounding areas since 1994.

Notes from a Remodeling & General Contractor for the Wichita, KS Area

Water Loss Prevention: Hose Bibb/Sillcock Water Leaks

Springtime in Kansas is when most people are motivated to get outside and start home maintenance, remodeling, and yard/landscaping projects. As you head outside to turn on that outside faucet, it is important to be mindful of the risk of water mitigation issues. The hose bibb or sillcock (outdoor water faucet attached to the exterior of your home) connection is a common place where water lines freeze during the cold winter months since this area is connected to the exterior of the home.

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Frozen Pipes and a Water Leak - Now What

While owners of older homes in the Wichita, KS area are more likely to encounter frozen pipes than newer construction, they can still happen to anyone. The likelihood mainly depends on where the pipes are located and how they are insulated. When water freezes, it expands, and weak metal or plastic pipes that aren’t insulated are more susceptible to bursting or leaking after thawing.

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Fire & Water Damage Cleaning & Remediation - What is the IICRC?

In past articles, we have referenced the IICRC. What exactly is it? Within most industries and professions, there are ways of recognizing professional work standards and providing continuing education including fire & water damage mitigation. Consumers value safety, integrity of work, excellence, and professional work standards. For example, the airline industry has developed certifications and continuing education courses to certify and educate pilots.

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